Joan K. Sharma is a Fresno based artist. She studied for a year in Rome, Italy and a summer at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and is currently a faculty member  of the Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno. A portion of Joan’s “Blue Whirl” series, gestural images that reference a clean-burning flame, appear in The Artist Tree Fresno lobby. Her oil paintings and photographs have been exhibited at the Fresno Art Museum, Spectrum Gallery, Arte Americas, Gallery 25 and internationally.